UEL student wins art prize in stile

UEL art student Lucy Tomlins won a prestigious prize for her larger-than-life sculpture which will be on display in Battersea Park for a year.

Her piece, entitled “Concrete Country”, received the Battersea Park Sculpture award and it was officially unveiled outside the Millennium Arena in west London last week.

The double-sized fence and stile represents an exchange between city and country as the structure is traditionally a man-made intervention to mark routes through the countryside.

This is further expressed through Lucy’s use of concrete instead of wood.

Now studying for an MA in sculpture at the Royal College of Art, Lucy said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to see how the public respond to my work and how the sculpture reacts to the environment of the park over the year.

“The seasonal changes in light and colour will completely transform the piece and it will be interesting for regular visitors to the park to observe this evolving relationship with the environment.”